HAVANA TIMES, July 24 — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez completed the first phase of his chemotherapy treatment in Cuba and made an unannounced trip to Caracas on Saturday.
Upon his arrival to Venezuela, Chavez told the nation on TV and radio that he felt better than when he left for Havana a week earlier and that he is aware that the treatment will continue for the long haul. See Chavez on You Tube.
Chavez, 56, had a baseball size tumor removed “from the pelvic area” by Cuban doctors on June 20th but has not said exactly what type of cancer he suffered.
While in Havana, Chavez was visited by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega and Argentine soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona. Between his chemotherapy treatments he had frequent visits from Fidel Castro.